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  • Enjoy the view (Login Required)

    As a freshman, my transition to Carleton was not as seamless as I would've liked it to be. Creating a life you like in a new place takes work. Here are a few things I learned through that process.

  • The introverts dilemma (Login Required)

    I am here to provide a testimony to the always interesting, sometimes traumatic, but overall amazing experience that is being a Carleton freshman.

  • Every beautiful thing (Login Required)

    Here at Carleton, I have already had many beautiful moments and I hope everyone else is also enjoying every beautiful moment as they flicker into existence and decay into the past.

  • Food for thought: freshmen can go green (Login Required)

    “The newest, freshest zucchini is the most flavorful.” New students have so much power, never forget that. You have important energy and perspective to bring to the table.

  • Turn down for what? (Login Required)

    When you’ve been struggling to stay awake for the past week, or when all you want to do is to not leave the room and face the outside world, listen to your gut feeling and what your body is telling you. The parties and wild nights will be there every weekend, they can wait; your mental health and well-being always come first.

  • Sentimental cost of education (Login Required)

    I think that we should move towards a day and age where the kind of education we have here isn’t as confined to traditional colleges and universities, nor as expensive.

  • Profs worth price tag (Login Required)

    There is one thing that I truly believe is worth Carleton’s ridiculous price tag. It’s not the people in general, as tour guides always exclaim to prospective students. It’s the professors.

  • Attempting to measure the “value” of a liberal arts education (Login Required)

    We all know that the price of college is rising; but it college really worth the cost? Here, I’m going to focus on recent data that attempts to look at the economic value of a college degree, with reference to what we know about what Carleton alumni earn.

  • Zach Brokaw ’18 remembered (Login Required)

    I wish that I had been able to play more board games with him and to enjoy more facets of his clever mind.

  • The smell of the Watson stairwell, and everything that came after (Login Required)

    Spending four of your most impressionable years at a place like Carleton transforms you in ways you can’t predict, or even recognize until you’re days away from graduation.

  • Create your own road map (Login Required)

    The best lesson I have learned here is that my education is my own and no one else’s. This meant I could make it fit my own personal mold, not just some pre-determined track.

  • Why I can’t call Carleton home (Login Required)

    Carleton was, more often than not, the source of my heart’s exhaustion. When I decided to attend Carleton, I didn’t realize what I had to give up and go through to be here.